This program is taught in FRENCH.

The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres.

Profile of the programme

The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions.

The curriculum includes:

  • A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses.
  • A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes.

The curricula offered by the Warocqué School of Business and Economics have been ISO-certified since 2003. This certification, which is identical to that used in the professional world, involves the various stakeholders in a process leading to continuous improvement in the quality of the education that is provided. This quality approach, with the student at its heart, incorporates support tools such as tutoring, mentoring and remediation, which allow for easier integration into the academic world and improve students’ success rates. Fully involved in the system, the students are regularly consulted in the quest for still higher levels of quality (satisfaction surveys, consultation on exam schedules, academic support, etc.). This approach, unique in higher education in the French Community, has been rewarded more than once with the “Walloon Quality Prize” (2007 and 2009).

Key learning outcomes

After completing this curriculum, students will be able to:

  • develop research within the research departments of public institutions
  • lead a department in a public company (La Poste, Electrabel, Belgacom, etc.)
  • work in a federal, regional or local authority (province, town, municipality, public social assistance centre, police district, etc.)
  • teach (higher secondary school certification, non-university higher education certification)
  • apply interdisciplinary skills: independence, rigour, group work, oral presentations, research, etc.

Various possibilities for employment also exist in the private sector.

Occupational profiles of graduates

The master’s degree in economic and social policy is a professional qualification, and enables direct entry into the world of work.

Access to further studies

The master’s degree in economic and social policy gives full access to the doctorate (including one year of doctoral training in a graduate school). Various advanced master’s degrees are also accessible, such as the advanced master’s in microfinance (run jointly with Paris-Sorbonne, ULB Brussels and Wageningen-UR).

Mode of study

Full time

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Sep 2019
2 years
835 EUR
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